3 months in, Michelle Nunn talks new role as CARE CEO

By Kelli Rogers 30 October 2015

Michelle Nunn, CEO and president of CARE, shares how she’s managing her first few months as the leader of the organization.

Michelle Nunn took the reins as CEO and president of CARE in July. Now, she’s tasked with getting to know an organization that has a presence in over 90 countries.

Devex caught up with Nunn in New York — and confirmed she might be hard to get a hold of in the coming year. Already Nunn has traveled to Turkey, Jordan, Kenya and Somalia, and she plans to visit every region in which CARE has a presence throughout her first year as CEO. She’s also Skyping and video conferencing with teams around the world to get to know her staff.

As former CEO of Points of Light, a nonprofit that empowers volunteer efforts, Nunn helped develop a portfolio that engaged tens of thousands of nonprofits and corporations; her knowledge of multistakeholder partnership is just one skill she’s bringing to her new role.

Watch the video to find out what experiences she’ll call on to improve partnerships for CARE moving forward, and what she sees as strong examples the organization has already forged by taking the time to identify the assets of each partner.

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Kelli Rogers@kellierin

In her role as associate editor, Kelli Rogers helps to shape Devex content around leadership, professional growth and careers for professionals in international development, humanitarian aid and global health. As the manager of Doing Good, one of Devex's highest-circulation publications, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest staffing changes, hiring trends and tricks for recruiting skilled local and international staff for aid projects that make a difference. Kelli has studied or worked in Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya.


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